Looking inside the National Holocaust Museum in the making

Published on Wednesday, June 14News

Years of renovations on Plantage Middenlaan for the National Holocaust Museum, and also for the Hollandsche Schouwburg, are slowly coming to an end.

National Holocaust Museum
Two floors added after the war and the entire facade of number 29 were removed. An extension was realized in the garden for an exhibition space and auditorium. Construction work is currently being completed. The coming months will be devoted to the museum design. Are you curious about what the National Holocaust Museum looks like inside now? Project leader and curator Annemiek Gringold takes you through the museum under construction. View the item from AT5 here.

Hollandsche Schouwburg
On the other side, the Hollandsche Schouwburg has been renovated. In close collaboration with Monumentenzorg, the facade has been completely restored: no fewer than 29 old layers of paint have been removed and the facade has been given a new coat of paint. A color scheme was chosen that refers to what the building looked like in the 1960s, when the former theater became a memorial. Education rooms have been realized on the top floor. The memorial will be further decorated in the coming months. An introductory film and audio tour with the personal stories of victims and survivors of the Shoah will soon provide visitors with context about the history of the building.

The National Holocaust Museum and the Hollandsche Schouwburg will (re)open in early 2024.

In the run-up to the opening
The NHM organizes a series of eyewitness accounts: who were the victims of the Shoah? And what are their stories? Every month in the Jewish Museum, a witness tells about his or her memories of the Second World War or the period of reconstruction immediately afterwards. Listen to these personal and often remarkable stories in an intimate setting. Esther Göbel, employee of the new National Holocaust Museum, interviews the survivors. Do you have questions? Ask them! The conversations are recorded on video and can be viewed on YouTube and in the Knowledge Center of the Jewish Cultural Quarter.

On September 10, Ronald Waterman (1935) talks about his war experiences.

Location: Auditorium Jewish Museum New Amstelstraat 1 1011 PL Amsterdam
Admission: Jewish Cultural Quarter ticket + €5.00
Date: Sunday, September 10 Time: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Language: Dutch

More information on the website of the Jewish Cultural Quarter.